Kentucky Wildcats defensive lineman Farrington Huguenin and safety A.J. Stamps have accepted invitations to the fifth-annual NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl, the NFLPA has announced.
Huguenin, a 6-4, 28-2 pound lineman out of Columbia, S.C., is coming off a senior season in which he totaled 52 tackles, four tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks while starting all 12 games. He finished his UK career with 95 total tackles, five tackles for loss, two fumble recovered, two blocked field goals and three pass defenses.
Stamps, a 6-foot, 202-pound defensive back out of Vicksburg, Miss., just wrapped up his college career with 67 total tackles, one interception and eight pass deflections in his senior season. He'll be forever remembered in UK lore for the amazing one-handed interception he made in his first collegiate game as a junior to open the 2014 season:
The fifth-annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl – the only game for the players, by the players – is scheduled for a 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET kickoff and will air nationally on ESPN2. In addition, American and National Team practices on January 20 and 21 will be televised live on ESPNU. The game and practices will also be available via WatchESPN.
The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl experience is much more than a game for the participating players. For one week, participants will receive an in-depth introduction to their future union. The NFLPA, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2016, is the primary resource for players for information on the business of football and how to succeed in the NFL and in their post-football careers.